Sunday November 26, 2006

Friends in High Places

Quietly and without any fanfare, an important milestone has been reached.  Can you feel it?  As of a couple of weeks ago, every one of the linguists on my Ph.D. committee has been mentioned on Language Log.

Can you say the same?  No.  No, you can't.  (Unless you can, in which case feel free to leave a comment and declare your membership in my exclusive club.)

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I assume having a committee in the first place is required?

If I had gotten my degree about ten or so years ago, then the answer might well be "yes. yes I can." But times, they have changed.

Wait... even your external member? Ah, is that why you said "every one of the LINGUISTS on your Ph.D. committee"?

Posted by: Russell at Nov 26, 2006 12:07:41 PM

Yeah, my external member is in Education, which drastically lowers his changes of being mentioned on the Log. If somebody can make that claim (all committee members including the non-linguist), I will gladly do the "I'm not worthy" dance.

Posted by: The Tensor at Nov 26, 2006 3:16:11 PM

It seems I can make the same claim ;-).

Posted by: Emily at Nov 27, 2006 9:04:58 AM